As with most modern gaming peripherals, you need to use additional software to allow for complete customisation. The Spatha is no different and employs the ASUS ROG Armoury software to configure the button functions, sensitivity, lighting and a whole host of other settings. The armoury software is available as a free download directly from the ASUS here and supports the following operating systems:
- Windows 10 (32bit / 64bit)
- Windows 8.1 (32bit / 64bit)
- Windows 8 (32bit / 64bit)
- Windows 7 (32bit / 64bit)
Installation is as simple as installing any application but you will likely need to update the mouse firmware the first time. Updating of the mouse firmware can also only be done in wired mode so make sure you have the additional micro-USB cable handy.
The Armoury software is split into six distinct sections. These are Buttons, Performance, Lighting, Calibration, Power and Macro so you have plenty to play with here.
5 customisation profiles are available which are all stored on the the internal memory of the Spatha too.
A brief breakdown of what options are available in each section are:
Buttons – Re-assign functions to each of the 14 available buttons or wheel scroll actions
Performance – DPI sensitivity, Angle snapping, Acceleration / Deceleration, Polling Rate and Button Response
Lighting – Set the brightness for both wired and wireless modes, independently adjust the colour and the effects assigned to each illuminated region (Logo, Scroll Wheel and Side Buttons)
Calibration – Set the mouse surface manually or using one of the available presets (ROG Whetstone, ROG Sheath, Cloth Mousepad, Plastic Mousepad, Glass Mousepad, Metal Mousepad, Wood Skin)
Power – Monitor the exact amount of battery life remaining, idle sleep time and a set blinking indicator at a low battery power level
Macro – Simple recording of button, scroll and keyboard presses which can then be assigned to any one of the available mouse buttons
Having used a number of configuration tools previously, including the Corsair Utility Engine (for the K95 keyboard) and the Corsair Gaming Mouse Configuration Tool, the ASUS ROG Armoury software beats these hands down. It’s both intuitive to use and is packed full of features. Definitely the best peripheral configuration software I have used.
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